Postdoc in Energy System Design and Analysis

DTU Mechanical Eng
Friday 06 Oct 17

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DTU Mechanical Engineering is looking for a postdoc in the field of thermodynamic design and analysis of biomass based energy conversion systems with focus on biofuel production systems.

The postdoc will be employed at the section of Thermal Energy and will collaborate with other researchers within the field. The section of Thermal Energy conducts research within refrigeration, heat pumps, power cycles, combustion engines, hydrogen and fuel cells as well as biomass based energy conversion systems.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will conduct scientific research in projects together with industrial and academic partners in the field of biofuel production. The research should be at international level and should be published in relevant journals and conferences.

The work will include: 

  • Building thermodynamic models and simulation of integrated systems combining e.g. biomass gasification, pyrolysis, solid oxide cells and catalytic reactors. The aim is to analyse systems based on primarily energy, exergy and cost.
  • Supporting related experimental work in the research projects by e.g. assisting in the dimensioning of components.
  • Adjusting the numerical models based on experimental data obtained by colleagues in the projects.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. The candidate should have a background in the field of applied engineering thermodynamics with an interest in the development of the future fossil free energy system.

Further qualifications:  

  • Experience in numerical modelling of thermal energy systems
  • Self-motivation in scientific research
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • Good communication skills in Danish, both written and spoken, are preferable. 

We offer 
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.  

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

Further information   
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Lasse Røngaard Clausen, email:

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 October 2017 (Local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 85 persons.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.